VERO BEACH – Seacoast National Bank celebrated its 17th consecutive year as sponsor for the United Way of Indian River County Community Leaders Breakfast that was held on September 10, at Oak Harbor in Vero Beach. Seacoast has been the sponsor of the Breakfast, which has grown into one of the premier recognition events in our community.”United Way is one of the enduring foundations of our community that means so much to so many.” explained Tony Loupe, Regional Retail Manager for Seacoast in Indian River County. “Seacoast is honored to sponsor an event that brings our community leaders together and energizes them to move forward to reach the fundraising goals for 2010.”Seacoast was recognized earlier this year with the “Torchbearer Award “at United Way’s Thank You Celebration for their outstanding support of the 2008-09 annual campaign. In addition to 100 percent employee participation, Seacoast contributed a corporate donation that increased the employee’s total contributions to over $20,000.For over 48 years, United Way of Indian River County has supported area programs and services that strengthen families, respond to people in crisis, nurture children, promote health and wellness, enrich the lives of seniors, develop youth and meet special needs within our community. The operating arm of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF) Seacoast National Bank has 40 offices in Florida and approximately $2.3 billion in assets, and is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in Florida.